Treasures of Sicily Cycling Tour

Italy
Bike
Self-Guided
Treasures of Sicily Cycling Tour

Treasures of Sicily Cycling Tour

Prices

From $1,225USD

Difficulty

Self-Guided

Hotels

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Highlights

Cycle the rugged landscape of Sicily

Explore an archaeological site in Segesta with impressive seaside views.

Travel to the tiny island of Mozia and visit its fascinating museum.

Cycle along the hilly Sicilian coast and take in the beauty of its olive groves.

Experience the ruins of ancient Greek and Roman history, including The temple of Hercules, and the Temple of Castor and Pollux.

You will discover uncontaminated places where time seems to be stopped; you will taste the typical Sicilian dishes rich of sweets and different flavours and meals as much as tasting wine from the Marsala to Bianco d’Alcamo to the Chardonnay ending with the Nero d’Avola, a portrait of Sicily that from the sea to the mountains and from art to nature will always remain in your memories.

Treasures of Sicily Cycling Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Palermo and Transfer to Segesta

Upon arrival, you will transfer to Segesta to be briefed about the tour, the road book, and all necessary information. Accommodation and overnight stay.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Segesta
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Segesta to Trapani

Today you will visit the archaeological site of Segesta, considered an important and evocative archeological centre due to its impressive temple with its breathtaking sea views. Segesta in the past was a prominent town of the Elymians, who came from modern-day Turkey, as well as the later Greeks and the Romans during the punic war. After, you will pedal inland through the countryside to experience the real country life in Sicily.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Trapani
Distance
42.6km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Trapani to Marsala

On day 3, you will travel along a panoramic road which borders the sea and offers amazing views of the flow mills on the salinas. You will then have the chance to visit the tiny Punic island of Mozia, where you will find an archaeological site and a private museum. Continuing for a few kilometres, you will reach Marsala and visit one of the canteens, where a special liquor, the “Marsala”, is produced.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Marsala
Distance
56km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Marsala to Selinunte

Today you will cycle along the seaside and through a picturesque olive producing landscape. This hilly stage will lead you to Selinunte, the ancient Selinus, and will take you into the interior of the island. Leaving the flat vineyards around Marsala, you will head inland towards a softly undulating series of hills, and then down to the sea once again. Here, you will find one of the most fascinating natural workshops of construction material from the Greek period. The archaeological park surrounding Selinunte and its monuments extends about 1.300 meters east to west.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Selinunte
Distance
72km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Selinunte to Sciacca

Once again cycling towards the sea, you will arrive at the enchanting town of Sciacca, an historical fishing port on the southern coast of Sicily. More of a working town than a polished tourist destination, it is famed for its ceramics, thermal baths, religious festivals, and its large fishing fleet. In the historic centre you will find interesting old churches and buildings, and it's worth wandering around with a map to admire the architecture. Many buildings date back to the sixteenth century, and the grander ones in particular stand out amongst the humble streets.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Sciacca
Distance
45km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Sciacca to Montallegro

Continuing on your journey, you will discover many charming inland villages like Ribera, where local production widely ranges from rice and cotton, to wheat, oranges, almonds, and olives. Montallegro is a place full of the remains of tiles, ceramics, glass and other objects. The most ancient fragments that can be found in the centre of the settlement date back to the 4th Century BCE, while some graves date the inhabited centre to the 5th Century BCE. The location between Sciacca and Agrigento makes it a perfect place to stay overnight.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Montallegro
Distance
37.6km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Montallegro to Argrigento

A fantastic ride will bring you to the wonderful archaeological site of Agrigento, where the stunning temples will reward you for your efforts. If time permits, you will have the chance to visit the Concordia Temple, Hercules Temple, and the Temple of Castor and Pollux, representing the most beautiful examples of architecture left behind by the Greek civilization in Sicily.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Agrigento
Distance
34.4km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Departure

On day 8 your tour will end with a transfer to the airport. Safe travels!

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Treasures of Sicily Cycling Tour Price and Dates

This guided cycling tour in Sicily is run as a private tour for your group only and the price depends on the number of participants.

Prices below are per person.

  • Price per person staying in a single room: $1,525USD per person
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $1,225USD per person

Please note that there is a high-season supplement of $150USD per person for travelling during the July.

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Accommodation on the Treasures of Sicily Cycling Tour

This tour is based in 3 or 4-star hotels. The rooms are generally deluxe and upgraded.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement of $295USD to have a private room in a hotel where possible. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Night 1

Hotel in Segesta

Located in the western tip of Sicily, Segesta is an ancient city surrounded by hilly terrain. It is perfect for those who want to learn about Sicily’s rich past.

Night 2

Hotel in Trapani

Situated on a beautiful stretch of coastline in the western end of Sicily, Trapani is characterized by stunning seaside views, culture, and fascinating historical sites.

Night 3

Hotel in Marsala

Ancient ruins, historic streets, and beautifully scenic Mediterranean Sea views make Marsala an ideal place to spend some time exploring the western reaches of Sicily.

Night 4

Hotel in Selinunte

Ancient temples and a wonderful coastal landscape make Selinunte a great place to visit if you want a taste of ancient Greek culture in Sicily.

Night 5

Hotel in Sciacca

The image of colourful buildings by the water’s edge and historic streets leading inland comes to mind when thinking about the charming town of Sciacca.

Night 6

Hotel in Montallegro

Located just inland from the Mediterranean coast, Montallegro is a hub for local food production and historical sites, and is ideal for a bit of modern and ancient culture.

Night 7

Hotel in Agrigento

Located high up in the hills, Agrigento is known for its impressive valley of temples and scenic views overlooking the coastline.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Treasures of Sicily Cycling Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

All luggage transfers required by the itinerary are included, however, you are required to bike from one overnight location to another daily as personal transfers are not included. One transfer from the airport to Palermo to start the tour is included too.

Also Included

  • Telephone assistance
  • Road Book
  • Gps tracks

Not included

  • Visas if required
  • Personal gear
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not previously mentioned
  • Anything not mentioned as included
  • Guide services

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades where available
  • Bike rental: $125USD

Frequenty Asked Questions about Treasures of Sicily Cycling Tour

How hard is the Treasures of Sicily Cycling Tour?

We rate this tour as a 4/5. You’ll be biking daily on moderate distances. However, those who are willing to make this trip easier for themselves, have an option to rent an e-bike.

Do I need a visa to travel to Italy?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

When is the best time to travel to Italy for this tour?

The best time to travel to Sri Lanka for this tour is December through March when the weather is drier and pleasantly warm in the southern half of the country.

Are meals included on the Treasures of Sicily Cycling Tour?

7 breakfasts are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Get your travel insurance.

How do I get to Palermo to start this tour?

Fly into Palermo Airport (PMO) from where you will be picked up and driven to your accommodation.

Where does the Treasures of Sicily Cycling Tour end?

The tour ends in Agrigento.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Italy?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Italy?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 4/5. You’ll be biking daily on moderate distances. However, those who are willing to make this trip easier for themselves, have an option to rent an e-bike.


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